DGIM Philanthropic Priorities

The mission of the UCSF Division of General Internal Medicine (DGIM) is to cultivate innovative educators, researchers, and clinicians in academic general internal medicine. Our goals are to foster the development of the next generation of physicians who will become the future leaders in the field; transform the practice of medicine to better respond to our patients’ needs; and conduct cutting-edge research to improve quality and outcomes of care and reduce health care disparities – leading the way toward better health care for all.

Promoting Health Equity

DGIM clinicians, educators, and researchers are committed to promoting a more just health care system. Our research focuses on understanding health disparities, and building and testing community-engaged interventions to reduce these disparities. And once our research found that food insecurity affects 23% of our own DGIM patients, we acted to establish the very first “food pharmacy” at UCSF. With your help, we can continue to make a positive impact on the health and well-being of our patients by focusing on ending health care disparities.

Training Future Leaders in Primary Care

Experts estimate that by 2030, California will need 10,000 more primary care clinicians. DGIM is proud of our key role in training future primary care clinicians. We strive to provide cutting edge education to our students, residents, and fellows, preparing them with a solid base to advance their careers. Your support helps create opportunities for our trainees by funding professional development activities, new research projects, and overall wellness and resilience. 

Practice of the Future

Our vision is for DGIM to be a laboratory for innovation and dissemination in primary care. Central to this effort is the need for us to become leaders in the design, optimization, and implementation of digital health innovations in the context of primary care. In addition to partnering with us on implementing strategic technological advances, you can help us create a practice that is not only patient-centered, but one that also promotes a healthy work environment for physicians and staff and values diversity and inclusion for all. 

In making a gift to UCSF DGIM, you will help us achieve these goals while supporting our mission to provide the best care for our patients, an immersive educational experience for our learners, and a dynamic setting in which to conduct cutting-edge research. We appreciate your contribution and commitment to the Division of General Internal Medicine at UCSF.

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For more information, please contact:

Eileen Murphy
ED, University Development
2001 The Embarcadero, 310
San Francisco CA 94133
Phone: 415-476-5618
Email: [email protected]